Say what you will about SU football's 2011 class but know that they're going to be a beefy bunch. The latest recruit to give his verbal commitment is the fifth-straight lineman to do so. He is 6-foot-5, 295-pound tackle Kristofer Curtis from Fayetteville, Ga..
Curtis picked SU over offers from Kentucky, Memphis, Tulane, Middle Tennessee and Tennessee State. Rivals rates him as a three-star talent and ESPN has some good things to say about him:
Curtis is a tough run blocker with the playing strength to dominate opponents once he gets his hands on them. Has the size and athleticism for the offensive tackle position at the major level of competition. Shows good flexibility, balance and agility playing out of a three point stance
Nolan spoke with Kristofer and the 3.2 GPA student said that academics played a huge role in his choice:
"It was the place for me, academic-wise," said Curtis, who plans to study engineering at SU. "It's a quality Division I program that is on the uprise."
The coaching staff, particularly offensive line co-coach Greg Adkins, also made a difference for him, Curtis said.
"The coaching staff was absolutely amazing," he said.